HARTLEPOOL AT NIGHT
The Highlight taken from near the Premier Inn, and the Old West Quay, in Hartlepool Marina just before total night fall.
The "PSS Wingfield Castle" at the Maritime Experience in Hartlepool Marina. The lighting is not brilliant here so I tried a rather long exposure to get this photograph.
Having recently had a repair undertaken on a Sigma 18-125 lens, I was out recently giving it a try on my first Canon 1000D. So far all appears to be working well as I took a couple of photographs of St. Hilda's Church from a slightly different angle than usual.
The "MPI Adventure" at Irvine's Quay on Friday, January 4th, 2013, just before she sailed to the Tees Bay Wind Farm project just off the coast of Redcar.
The Cosmopolitan Hotel on the corner of Middlegate and Durham Street - just one of the many popular watering holes in old Hartlepool.
The very impressive bar in the Harbour of Refuge public house - known locally as the Pot House - in Croft Terrace, Hartlepool.
Hardwicke Hall Manor Hotel is a Grade II Listed building on a private estate near Hesleden, just outside of Hartlepool. The Hardwicke estate was granted as a gift of mercy and thanks to Ealfrid, son of Britulfine, after fleeing from Danish pirates.
The Town Square in old Hartlepool taken with a wide angle lens. I've also used this image on the Old Hartlepool page in black and white.
The Marine Hotel on The Front in Seaton Carew. This grand old building, which is grade II listed, dates to 1900.
This is the annexe of the Staincliffe Hotel on The Front in Seaton Carew. If my memory serves me well I do believe this was originally a chapel.
St. Hilda's Church is never the easiest building to take at night because of the various lighting - but I always keep going back to try different angles.
The Abbey Church of St. Hilda towers above the Town Wall and Sandwell Gate.
Another view of St. Hilda's Church taken from the Town Square.
The lighthouse at the end of the Pilot's Pier in Hartlepool. The sun was setting as I took this photograph with a 30 second exposure. The lights of the Seaton Carew and the Marina can be see in the background.
The Heugh Battery lighthouse.
The neon light at the Sandwell Gate always looks impressive at night. Taken from the Fish Sands and not the place to be when the tide is in, of course!
Across the Bay from the Town Wall.
Seating on the Town Wall.
The Sebastopol Cannon near the Heugh Battery. This cannon was captured from the Russian Army at the battle of Sebastopol during the Crimean War (1854-56). In October 1857, the then Secretary of State, Lord Panmure, offered the cannon to Hartlepool Borough Council who gratefully accepted it. The cannon was transported from London on the steam ship 'Margaret' at a total cost of £2.19s.3d., and, after a year's delay, arrived at Hartlepool in September, 1858.
The Old West Quay, restaurant and bar, which is next to the Premier Inn in Hartlepool Marina.
All Saints' Church, Stranton dates back to at least the 12th century, and Christians have worshipped on this site for over 1200 years. Today, the church is the base for a thriving Christian community of all ages, in the evangelical tradition of the Church of England. The church website describes this as 'God's light on the hill in the heart of the town'.
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